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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does the person in #115 yell at Jubril?
(a) He spilled water on them.
(b) He stepped on his foot.
(c) He had the audacity to speak to him.
(d) He dropped his bag on her lap.
2. Which of the following do Selam and the narrator NOT do when they see each other from their apartments?
(a) Mime hugging each other.
(b) Talk on the phone.
(c) Smile big.
(d) Open their mouths wide.
3. One day, the narrator's parents inform her that she can no longer spend time with whom?
4. This story is told from which point of view?
(a) Third person omniscient.
(b) Third person narrative.
(c) First person narrative.
(d) Second person narrative.
5. What does Jubril fear will reveal that he is a Muslim?
(a) His books.
(b) His clothing.
(c) His food.
(d) His missing hand.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who saves Jubril after he has passed out in a field?
2. How old are the girls in the story?
3. Who is the best friend of the person in #74?
4. What does the soldier carry onto the bus?
5. Why do the bus passengers side with Jubril against the village chief?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is notable about the story "What Language is That?"
2. Why are the passengers on the bus infused with a sense of urgency?
3. What is the core source of all the violence that takes place in the story?
4. How does Jubril disguise his being a Muslim while on the bus?
5. Who is Hadiya and how does she impact the relationship between the narrator and Selam?
6. Why does Akpan choose second person narration for the story?
7. Who is Jubril and why must he disguise his religious identity aboard a bus headed out of the city?i
8. What does the narrator experience on the day her parents inform her she can no longer play with Selam?
9. What does the Chief signify in the story?
10. What is the narrator's father's advice to Selam regarding eating pork?
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